The Region of Peel is committed to providing high quality drinking water to its residents. Along with source water protection, continuous efforts are being made to ensure a safe water supply to meet the increasing demands throughout Peel Region. Below are some key program initiatives:
- Well Head Protection Areas Monitoring Program monitors water level and water quality within the well head protection areas in the communities of Alton, Caledon East, Caledon Village, Cheltenham, Inglewood and Palgrave in the Caledon. A well head protection area is the area around a well head where land use activities have the potential to affect the quality of water that flows into the well.
- Private Well Abandonment Program decommissions old, unused private wells in Caledon, rural Brampton and Mississauga helping to protect Peel's groundwater sources. Old and unused wells threaten groundwater sources by allowing pollutants such as chemicals and bacteria to contaminate groundwater, a drinking water source for most Region of Peel residents.
- Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program in Peel ensures the quality of water supplied to the customers is regularly checked through sampling and testing of water at its source and after it has been treated. Testing is done by qualified and certified operators and samples analyzed by laboratories licensed by the MOE.
Every year, Peel prepares annual reports which include results of water quality monitoring and makes them available to the public. The reports also highlight the overall operational performance of Peel's drinking water systems and are legislated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002.
Peel has implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) for its drinking water systems. This ensures policies and procedures are in place to effectively manage the drinking water operations and to continuously test and check, and make improvements to all aspects of water treatment and distribution, from source to tap.
Visit our Water Quality in Peel section for more information on other initiatives for protecting our water sources.